I had been at a loss as to how to finish off my cabinet door makeover project. You all gave me some great ideas, but I still really wanted to figure out how I could get some of my favorite lyrics on the cabinet without actually painting them. I knew I couldn't hand paint them, and I didn't want to do the time consuming stenciling. Thanks to Stephanie Lynn, I learned a new trick this week: how to print on fabric using my inkjet printer.
I am absolutely in love with how this project turned out. Part because it's completely my own creation, and part because I just think it has the right amount of sweet and simple.
Here's how I did it...
First, I cut out a piece of canvas dropcloth just slightly smaller than a piece of cardstock or similarly heavy paper.
Next, using Krylon Easy-Tack Repositionable Adhesive, I sprayed a thin layer on the cardstock and layed the fabric on top of it, smoothing as I went. I used a plastic scraper to ensure there were no air bubbles.
I placed the fabric/cardstock in my printer and hit print!
It's important to remember to leave enough of a border between the edge of the fabric and the edge of the paper, so the printer has something to grab. Also remember to double check the way your printer feeds and put the paper in correctly.
(Now, please note that while I'm giving instructions for a typical 8"x10" print, I have a large format printer and the paper for my actual project was 13"x19".)
That's it! It was so easy!!
I attached it to the cabinet door using the easy tack spray so it will be easy to change out the lyric when the mood hits. I am so pleased with this project, and with how our bedroom is really starting to come together.
My little model...whenever she sees a camera she begs to have her picture taken! This photo really sums it up...with love, anything is possible...even welcoming another child into your home when you get the call the do so. A little update - the adoption process is moving along, slowly but surely, and with any luck will be final before the end of the year. To read a little background, click here.
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